Come out this year to meet and listen to authors, illustrators, and performers from across Canada! Watch this space for new developments between now and festival day...
David Alexander Robertson is an award-winning writer who has long been an advocate for educating youth on Indigenous history and contemporary issues. He has written several graphic novels, including the bestselling 7 Generations series and Sugar Falls. His first novel, The Evolution of Alice, was winner of On the Same Page (2016). His bestselling children’s book, When We Were Alone, received honourable mention for the Alcuin Society Children’s Award and appears on CCBC Choices 2017 picture books for school-age children best-of-the-year list. David lives in Winnipeg with his wife and five children, where he works in the field of Indigenous education.
Based on the story by Iskwé and Erin Leslie
May, a young teenage girl, traverses the city streets, finding keepsakes in different places along her journey. When May and her kookum make these keepsakes into a necklace, it opens a world of danger and fantasy. While May fights against a terrible reality, she learns that there is strength in the spirit of those who have passed. But will that strength be able to save her? A story of tragedy and beauty, Will I See? illuminates the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women.